About Summer Swim Team Off-Season Training

Participants in the Summer Swim Team Off-Season Training programs will focus on proper technique, sportsmanship and fair play in a positive and encouraging environment. Swimmers will also get the opportunity to learn water polo and lifesaving sport techniques.

The Summer Swim Team Off-Season Training programs are made up of three age groups:

  • Bronze | Ages 10 and under
    Pre-requisite: Has completed swimmer 5. Able to swim 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, has some concept of whip kick and dolphin kick. New to summer swimming. Swimmers 10 years and under. Able to follow activation coaches instruction.
  • Silver
    Pre-requisite: Able to dive into the pool, attempt all 4 strokes, swim 5-8 minutes continuous, follow the coach’s directions and have a good understanding of practice structure. Should have some idea of swim team structure (been on swim team previously). Understanding of lane etiquette and practice structure. Able to follow warm up independently. Can attempt all stroke turns. Able to carry out some activation activities independently.
  • Gold
    Pre-requisite: Able to swim continuous for 10 min, swim 100 IM, perform all 4 strokes properly, dive entry, follow coach’s directions and have a good understanding of practice structure and lane etiquette. At least 1 year swim team experience with competitions. Knowledge of pace times and how to use a pace clock. Knowledge of practice structure, able to work independently from written set and warm up. Able to swim all four strokes with turns from a dive start legally. Able to complete poolside activation with minimal guidance covering activities to increase heart rate, mobilize key joints for swimming and strengthening activities and understands the purpose and value of these activities.

Summer Swim Team Off-Season Training – September to June
Summer Swim Team Competition Season – End of June to mid-August

Off-Season Training Schedule

Get ready for the Summer Swim Team competition season by training in the off-season. The 2021-2022 Off-Season Training for Summer Swim Team runs from September 13th-June 19th. Start and end dates may vary slightly depending on group. Further details will be communicated by the coach.

PLEASE NOTE: As the Summer Swim Team competition season starts in the summer months – registration and fees for the competition season will occur in the spring.


Additional registration information including cancellation policy and transfer between groups.

CGCSA & Sport For Life

The Lifesaving Sport Team is aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to Trains stages of the S4L Long-Term Athlete Development. Click to learn more about CGCSA and S4L.

What’s the difference between Year Round Swim Team and Summer Swim Team?

The Year Round Swim Team is an annual program that trains and competes September to June, whereas the Summer Swim Team is only eligible to compete during the summer season, but offers off-season training for the rest of the year.